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Fresh Coast Classic College and Resource Fair

The Fresh Coast Classic College and Resource Fair will take place at the University of WisconsinMilwaukee Student Union (2200 E. Kenwood Boulevard) on Thursday, November 16, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


The Fresh Coast Classic College and Resource Fair gives high school students an opportunity to explore historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and other colleges around the country. Students also get a chance to attend breakout sessions throughout the day. Breakout session topics include (but are not limited to) information on how to obtain scholarship money, FAFSA completion, and NCAA athletic eligibility at the college level. Information is presented as well on apprenticeships, technical schools, and careers in the military.

The Fresh Coast Classic began in 2007 and since then has become more than just a basketball tournament. People travel from around the world to experience this classic. Running Rebels, a Milwaukee community organization, wanted to find a way to get youth interested in things other than what they would see going on daily in their neighborhoods and to provide access to college and career pathways. This event exposes Milwaukee-area students to many educational opportunities available at HBCUs as well as colleges in Wisconsin and surrounding states, and it promises to be a great, fun-filled, family weekend of events!

College and Vendor Registration

In partnership with the Fresh Coast Basketball Classic, Milwaukee Public Schools invites colleges, universities, and technical schools to join us at the College and Resource Fair. Exhibit space is available for college admissions personnel, presentations, sponsors, and vendors.

  • November 16, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • UW–Milwaukee Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Boulevard, Milwaukee, WI 53211
  • Expected attendance is 2,000 area juniors and seniors.

Register online to reserve your table.* Space is limited! 

  • Early bird registration: September 1–October 16 ($150)
  • Standard registration: October 17–31 ($250)
  • Late registration: November 1 and after ($350)
  • Can't attend? We are also offering the option to have printed materials included in participant bags for vendors who are unable to attend, for $325. Or register for exhibit space and have your printed materials included in participant bags for a flat fee of $450.

For questions, please contact Widalys Rivera at 414-902-8511 or email

*If you have a discount code, please enter it at the end of the registration form, or you will get charged full price.

Group Registration

High school counselors and administrators, please sign up your group here.

Special Hours

We look forward to serving you in our new, school-based College and Career Centers. The CACCs will be open during the school day and at select locations after school. 

Week of October 16, 2017:

CACCs will open on October 16, 2017, a non–student attendance day, unless stated closed below.

The following centers have specials hours:

  • CACC Audubon: Monday, October 9, closed; 
  • CACC Bradley Tech: Wednesday, October 18, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • CACC North Division: Monday, October 9, closed; Friday, October 13, closed
  • CACC Obama: Monday, October 16, closed; Friday, October 20, closed
  • CACC Reagan: Monday, October 16, closed; Tuesday, October 17, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, October 19, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • CACC Rufus King: Thursday, October 19, closed
  • CACC South Division: Monday, October 16, closed 
  • CACC Washington: Monday, October 16, closed; Thursday, October 19, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.;  Friday, October 20, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

To see normal hours of operation for each center, please visit our Locations and Hours page.

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